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by pugman211
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 174
Views: 33347

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

A lot of damage to that aircraft. 2 new engines/pylon(s), new landing gear (I imagine they will replace them all), and new d-nose sections and L/E slats on the right wing, plus T/E flaps and fairings too. Doable?? Absolutely, cost effective? Maybe not. I have no idea on aircraft valuations.

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by pugman211
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 101
Views: 15640

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

AF is still taking a few deliveries of brand new ceo's. One went down the line last month.

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by pugman211
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84838

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Also a question; does someone know how many plain painting facilities world wide are suitable for the A380? There are two in Hamburg. I don't know if Toulouse has some, on maps I count two or three. Have MRO companies build A380 painting facilities and hangars? I think Emirates are building their o...

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by pugman211
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 16671

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

So, Beluga XL No.1 is structurally complete, and advanced onto systems testing, and assembly of No.2 has started judging by the photo in the posts above.

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by pugman211
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 16671

Re: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

reidar76 wrote:
Is the Beluga cargo hold pressurized?



No. There is another hatch in the hold to gain access to below the cargo deck.

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by pugman211
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 16671

Re: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

According to wiki, the Beluga XL is nearly 7 meters longer than it's predecessor, it sits 1.6 meter higher, and I think the cargo hold is 6ft bigger at its widest point?

Happy to be corrected if any info is wrong.

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by pugman211
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF
Replies: 53
Views: 14359

Re: Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF

Who is the first customer / next MSN for the type?

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by pugman211
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 16671

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2018

I don't believe it will venture to Mobile under normal ops, but who knows, if a emergency situation arose. I believe the main purpose of the Beluga XL is to carry 2 A350 wings at the same time, as opposed to a single wing the current Beluga can carry The main purpose is to take over from the older ...

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by pugman211
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways pilots fight it out midair between LHR & BOM
Replies: 32
Views: 10986

Re: Jet Airways pilots fight it out midair between LHR & BOM

According to FlightGlobal, both captains left the cockpit, that's the more worrying part. Ok, it was on autopilot, before anyone thinks I'm scare mongering.

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by pugman211
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 16671

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2018

I don't believe it will venture to Mobile under normal ops, but who knows, if a emergency situation arose.

I believe the main purpose of the Beluga XL is to carry 2 A350 wings at the same time, as opposed to a single wing the current Beluga can carry

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by pugman211
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 16671

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2018

Richard28 wrote:
Wow! thanks for the update!

The tail section however looks a little odd - probably a consequence of not being fully painted yet?



The tail section sits nearly a metre higher than the previous Beluga iirc, or something like that.

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by pugman211
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 16671

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2018

Thanks Karel as always. It looks huge but I guess we will have to wait for a nose to nose picture for comparison.

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by pugman211
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 16671

Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

Any updates on the Beluga XL?

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by pugman211
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 156748

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

The planned rate is 63 per month, and looking to increase. Well, the public target is 60 per month (see http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2015/10/airbus-to-boost-a320-production-to-60-a-month-in-mid-2019.html) although Leeham expects further increases. My mistake, you are correct.

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by pugman211
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Airbus start up the A340 program again ?
Replies: 78
Views: 10353

Re: Would Airbus start up the A340 program again ?

100% definitely (At this present moment) NO. Quite simply, all the A340 wing jigs in the UK has been removed/destroyed. Unless they wish to attach a completely different wing, which will then result in a full flight test regime etc, etc didn't Airbus switch over to a CNC controlled universal wingji...

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by pugman211
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 156748

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Airbus only shut down for 2 weeks in August, and that is only for planned maintenance. And there is nothing to say that deliveries can not happen during these 2 weeks, if the requirement is there. There is no requirement to shut down for 2 weeks in December. Yes, you lose a few days to the holidays,...

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by pugman211
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Airbus start up the A340 program again ?
Replies: 78
Views: 10353

Re: Would Airbus start up the A340 program again ?

100% definitely (At this present moment) NO. Quite simply, all the A340 wing jigs in the UK has been removed/destroyed. Unless they wish to attach a completely different wing, which will then result in a full flight test regime etc, etc

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by pugman211
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 387090

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

KarelXWB wrote:
Looks like TAP Portugal has accelerated some A320neo deliveries, first a/c will be MSN 8043 and should be delivered in early 2018.



Just started FAL, delivery is early February iirc.

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by pugman211
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 82532

Re: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options

I thought it was just the Leap 1B with the valves pinned open, or is it both 1A and 1B now?

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by pugman211
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1311
Views: 81993

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

@washingtonflyer, can you give an update of the outcome, if you are able to that is.

Thanks

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by pugman211
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH
Replies: 99
Views: 35370

Re: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH

The better questions are, what was the maintenance procedure that started the fire? And more importantly, when the article states the fire was extinguished promptly, what timeframe is defined as prompt?? Because to me, that looks like a fire that either ripped through the cabin or was allowed to con...

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by pugman211
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 359168

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Hainan's newest 789 B-1343 on the flightline https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQO8CqOUEAACE3E.jpg https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/937799910472130560 Is there going to be a special colour scheme on this one, as it's already got the registration, Chinese characters and airline name on the fuselage? I...

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by pugman211
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 387090

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

There is definitely a ramp up in neo activity. It's approx an 80neo/20ceo split at present on the line and has been for the past 3-4 weeks. Also, a 50/50 split between A320/A321.

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by pugman211
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 230665

Re: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread

StTim wrote:
As opposed to a Beluga frame?



Except the Beluga fleet isn't a neo.

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by pugman211
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2642
Views: 244649

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

It would be handy to see a side on view of the engine on the test bed for comparison also.

But first impression, wow! Huge engine.

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by pugman211
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 680
Views: 182757

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

And the pylon too plus some fairings and slats. It's turning out to be a fairly big job just for the ferry flight home

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by pugman211
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 387090

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Msn 8108 starts FAL build the beginning of December. Not sure yet if it's TLS or XFW.

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by pugman211
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 64982

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

To put this order in context, that amount of aircraft is nearly 1 years production in one order! That's a huge amount to the backlog.

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by pugman211
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2642
Views: 244649

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

Surely it comes down to the length of the wing when the tips are folded. What affect does it have to the air flow with the tip folded and at mtow, but more importantly, if one engines then fails at take off also. Like everything the OEM's do, it will be computer modelled, but also proven in test fli...

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by pugman211
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 77W lightning strike
Replies: 1
Views: 857

Re: KLM 77W lightning strike

Wow! That's a great video.

Thanks

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by pugman211
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 387090

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

There's a very big surge of neo's coming down the line right now, a big push for the end of year target perhaps??

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by pugman211
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program
Replies: 156
Views: 31967

Re: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program

Surely that depends on who the suppliers are for the C series. Airbus can put just as much pressure on suppliers by changing them on the cashcow A320 for a different supplier.

Let's the poker game commence...

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by pugman211
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 387090

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

It is currently listed as an Airbus prototype. Not sure about after certification and rework however.

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Haha, sorry didn't even notice that.
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smokeybandit wrote:
pugman211 wrote:
Here's a video of the tanker in action in Florida I believe.

http://m.liveleak.com/view?i=f50_1507934693


Well that video says it's in California



Haha, sorry didn't even notice that.

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by pugman211
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1505505

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Nearly back over France now

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by pugman211
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 175141

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... mm-442213/
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Being reported on FlightGlobal too

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... mm-442213/

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by pugman211
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week
Replies: 100
Views: 17448

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

Maybe this sounds stupid and reckless, but why not get something the size and weight of say an engine the same as MH370, put a tracking device in it and drop it in the ocean where they believe it probably crashed. The reason behind the madness is that it will give a live data feed on the underwater ...

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by pugman211
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Reports 3Q deliveries
Replies: 25
Views: 4506

Re: Boeing Reports 3Q deliveries

These are deliveries, not production rates.

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by pugman211
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 230665

Re: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread

There was an engine run on MSN 1795 today. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4494/37531836261_f58f6b9582_z.jpg Flightline 6/10/2017 by A380_TLS_A350 , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4493/37500399122_14f57bd4d0_z.jpg Airbus A330 NÉO first run engines by cliper31 , on Flickr Finally!!! Let's g...

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by pugman211
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 680
Views: 182757

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

The seizure theory is one theory. Another theory is a materials failure ie microscopic deficiency leads to crack forming and then catastrophic failure. Just to be clear, I don't think the seizure theory is the cause, I believe like others, that this could be a material failure that lead to a crack ...

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by pugman211
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 680
Views: 182757

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

I'm just curious here, but the centre part of the engine is the fan hub nut correct? So the part we can see where the fan sheared off, is that the part that would normally rotate? If it is, then does that mean the shaft is bent/bearing seized , which you would expect really considering the forces i...

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by pugman211
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 680
Views: 182757

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Another photo of engine https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLOJxqrVAAAar1z.jpg https://twitter.com/KristoferA/status/915226648785567744 I'm just curious here, but the centre part of the engine is the fan hub nut correct? So the part we can see where the fan sheared off, is that the part that would normall...

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by pugman211
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 680
Views: 182757

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

[img]9[/img] https://imagr.eu/up/WjDiL_DLGV5R5VAAAgsx6.jpg https://twitter.com/cypheristikal/status/914677017622089728 Is that flap track fairing damaged on the right side of the picture??? So you have damage on the O/B leading edge spat where parts went over the wing and damage under the wing also....

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by pugman211
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 680
Views: 182757

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

Is it right to say that looking at the photo's nearly all of the low compressor section is nearly missing or is it just the N1 fan?

No idea on the schematics of the engine so just asking

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by pugman211
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 680
Views: 182757

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

qf789 wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
pugman211 wrote:
Wow! That is Some serious damage! Is the whole front fan missing or just the cowling??

Is this a GE or RR engine?


GE/PW


They have the GP7200 powerplant



Apologies, that's what I meant.

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by pugman211
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 680
Views: 182757

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

Wow! That is Some serious damage! Is the whole front fan missing or just the cowling??

Is this a GE or RR engine?

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by pugman211
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 387090

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

There is a yellow tug in front of it with the nose gear lifted

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